Nashville Review has made a huge splash in the web pond with their inaugural issue. Hailing from Vanderbilt University (edited by MFA students) NR was founded with two guiding principles: “that our venue would be inclusive to all forms of storytelling, and that it would be both free and available to everyone. Thus, NR seeks to feature those forms of writing not often recognized as literature—music, comics, film, creative nonfiction, oral storytelling, dance, drama, art—alongside the more traditional forms of fiction and poetry. It is published entirely online, and its readership includes visitors from over 50 countries.”
To uphold its end of the vision, NR’s first issue includes:
Fiction by Eric Sasson, John Minichillo, Pamela Main, and Peter Jurmu
Poetry by Rickey Laurentiis, Heather Derr-Smith, Yaul Perez-Stable Husni, Sarah Maclay
Music (Jukebox – some with video) by Efterklang, Jeff Harms, Nora Jane Struthers, Dark Dark Dark, Sufjan Stevens, Paul Epp, Tyler James, The Farewell Drifters, Symbion Project, Breathe Owl Breathe
Comics by Eric Garcia, Keiler Roberts, JooHee Yoon
Interviews with Salvador Plascencia, Maira Kalman, and Beth Bachmann
Nashville Review accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, lyrics and audio by up-and-coming musicians.
Contributors are offered up to $100.
Nashville Review has three reading periods: Jan 1-Feb 1, May 1–June 1, and Sep 1–Oct 1.
Comics and music may be submitted at any time.
All submissions may be made through NR‘s online submissions manager.